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Jean Mason Mitchell, Sarah Davies
This article discusses the application of a structured approach to the development and implementation of preceptorship programmes with an evidence-based content to support newly qualified midwives (NQMs). The development of a programme of preceptorship for NQMs is discussed and recommendations made for current practice. All NHS trusts should consider how preceptorship programmes can be developed and implemented with a clear, robust audit trail to identify how allocated funding is used.
September 30, 2016: Nursing Management (Harrow)
Elaine Beddingham, Maxine Simmons
Environments that support pre- and post-registration students' and staff learning are vital to ensure the delivery of high quality patient care by knowledgeable and competent healthcare practitioners. A project was undertaken at Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to modernise and enhance preceptorship against a background of national and local drivers. This article describes the development, piloting and evaluation of a new role designed to support and enhance practice learning environments for newly qualified nurses, preceptors, pre-registration nursing students and mentors...
September 2016: Nursing Management (Harrow)
Vera Gueorguieva, Ann Chang, Bonnie Fleming-Carroll, Karen M Breen-Reid, Mary Douglas, Sandhaya Parekh
Preceptorship programs are widely used in nursing education and transition to practice. This article describes a variety of improvements implemented in an academic health sciences center on the basis of findings from a study previously conducted with preceptors in the same institution. A long-standing preceptor preparation program was redesigned and expanded into two levels-an introductory workshop directed toward meeting the needs of new preceptors, and an advanced workshop for experienced preceptors. Organization-specific preceptor competencies were developed as a foundation for preceptor practice...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Michelle Lalonde, Linda McGillis Hall
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to gain greater understanding of new graduate nurses' (NGN) organizational socialization and to help inform recruitment and support strategies for this population. To this end, it uses Van Maneen and Schein's theory of organizational socialization to explore NGNs' perceptions of role conflict, role ambiguity, job satisfaction, and turnover intent at the end of their preceptorship program. BACKGROUND: The literature on NGNs reflects concerns with high turnover rates during early work experiences...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Gill Harrison
Prior to assessment of final ultrasound clinical competency it is important to monitor clinical progress, provide high quality feedback and encourage skills development. The role of the supervisor, mentor and assessor are fundamental to the on-going progress monitoring of ultrasound trainees. This article forms the second part of a larger project which was to elicit ultrasound practitioners' opinions on how progress should be monitored, where and by whom. An on-line questionnaire was used to gain opinions from ultrasound practitioners...
November 2015: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
Sousan Valizadeh, Leili Borimnejad, Azad Rahmani, Leila Gholizadeh, Shahla Shahbazi
INTRODUCTION: Preceptors play an important role in the transition of new nurses to the practice setting, however, preceptorship experience has been perceived as stressful by preceptors. This study aimed to explore the lived experiences of nurse preceptors working with new nurses. METHOD: This qualitative study used the hermeneutic phenomenological design to explore the experiences of six nurse preceptors working with new nurses in a tertiary pediatric teaching hospital in Northwest of Iran, who were recruited by purposive sampling...
September 2016: Nurse Education Today
Gunilla Mårtensson, Anna Löfmark, Anna-Greta Mamhidir, Bernice Skytt
During clinical practice, preceptors play an important educational role in helping nursing students become secure and effective practitioners. For this educational role they need adequate preparation. The aim of the present prospective study was to describe preceptors' experiences of their educational role before and after attending a university preceptor preparation course. This 7.5-credit, Master's level course is offered on a part-time basis and covers one semester. The theoretical approach was self-directed and reflective learning...
July 2016: Nurse Education in Practice
Kerry Taylor, Megan Blease
Preceptorship is the 15th series of 'Midwifery basics' targeted at practising midwives. The aim of these articles is to provide information to raise awareness of the impact of the work of midwives on women's experience, and encourage midwives to seek further information through a series of activities relating to the topic. In this final article in the preceptorship basics series, Kerry Taylor and Megan Blease look at the importance of resilience, self-preservation and taking care of one another. Embarking on a career in midwifery can be a stressful, isolating and challenging time...
May 2016: Practising Midwife
Judy Baird, Keyna Bracken, Lawrence E M Grierson
CONTEXT: Medical learners are vulnerable to the social power used by preceptors. Furthermore, an individual's perceived level of personal empowerment has been identified as a predictor of positive behaviour in education environments. The degree to which medical students feel empowered in their clinical environments factors largely into how vulnerable they are to having their professional values influenced negatively by structural and cultural aspects of these environments. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to explore the relationship between clerks' perceptions of personal empowerment and the social power employed by their preceptors...
July 2016: Medical Education
Megan Blease, Kerry Taylor
Preceptorship is the 15th series of 'Midwifery basics' targeted at practising midwives. The aim of these articles is to provide information to raise awareness of the impact of the work of midwives on women's experience, and encourage midwives to seek further information through a series of activities relating to the topic. During the transition from student midwife, the newly qualified practitioner (NQM) is required to obtain experience of perineal suturing. With exposure varying from student to student and inconsistency in teaching methods between hospital trusts, the NQM can be left feeling apprehensive and unsupported to learn this skill...
April 2016: Practising Midwife
Robyn Latessa, Anthony Schmitt, Norma Beaty, Stephen Buie, Lisa Ray
BACKGROUND: In longitudinal integrated clerkships (LICs), the continuous preceptor and student relationship over time creates opportunities for more in-depth teaching approaches than shorter preceptorships allow. We identify student perceptions of the most effective teaching practices and develop tips for LIC preceptors. METHODS: The first four third-year medical student classes completing the Asheville LIC of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine (UNC SOM) formed the subject group...
June 2016: Clinical Teacher
X V Wu, K Enskär, D G N Heng, L H Pua, W Wang
AIM: To explore the perspectives of preceptors about clinical assessment for undergraduate nursing students in transition to practice. BACKGROUND: The assessment of clinical competence is a complex process due to the diverse nature of nursing practice. As such, nurse preceptors play a crucial role in clinical assessment for nursing students. Although preceptors may enjoy the process of clinical teaching and assessment, they face challenges that need to be addressed to facilitate students' clinical learning and assessment...
September 2016: International Nursing Review
Chanell Watkins, Patricia L Hart, Nicole Mareno
The first year turnover rate for newly licensed registered nurses is roughly 30% and increases to about 57% in the second year (Twibell et al., 2012). An effective preceptorship has been shown to better facilitate the first year transition (Hodges et al., 2008) and increase retention rates (Pine and Tart, 2007). The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between newly licensed registered nurses' perceived preceptor role effectiveness, psychological empowerment and professional autonomy. A prospective, cross-sectional, descriptive research design was used...
March 2016: Nurse Education in Practice
Howard K Steinman, Henry Clever, Anthony Dixon
Little is known about the practice characteristics of Mohs surgery performed by physicians who learned the procedure during their dermatology residency training or through postresidency courses and observational preceptorships. All published reports have investigated Mohs surgeons trained in postresidency fellowships. This report presents the results of a multicenter prospective cohort study evaluating 1834 consecutive Mohs surgery cases performed during the same 6-month period by 9 Mohs surgeons who learned the technique in residency or in postresidency courses and observational preceptorships...
April 2016: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
Anna Davis, James Henderson, Gill Langmack
Severe sepsis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the UK. This article describes the collaborative development and implementation of an interactive online learning package to understand the key role nurses have in recognising and then starting to apply the Sepsis Six care bundle in clinical practice. The e-learning package, developed in a UK teaching hospital, uses a case study approach to address the knowledge that is required to be able to recognise sepsis, to understand the processes that occur and the ongoing care and treatment required...
March 24, 2016: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
Kerry Taylor, Anna Byrom, Colette Gregory
Preceptorship is the 15th series of 'Midwifery basics' targeted at practising midwives. The aim of these articles is to provide information to raise awareness of the impact of the work of midwives on women's experience, and encourage midwives to seek further information through a series of activities relating to the topic. In this fifth article of the series, Kerry Taylor, Anna Byrom and Colette Gregory look at how preceptorship can help you prepare for and contribute to the process of revalidation. Whether you are a newly qualified midwife on a preceptorship programme or a preceptor, being involved in preceptorship is not only a beneficial way to promote and maintain safe practice, but it is the ideal opportunity to gather your evidence for revalidation and demonstrate that you are working within the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code (2015a)...
February 2016: Practising Midwife
Neesha Ridley, Kerry Taylor
Preceptorship is the 15th series of 'Midwifery basics' targeted at practising midwives. The aim of these articles is to provide information to raise awareness of the impact of the work of midwives on women's experience, and encourage midwives to seek further information through a series of activities relating to the topic. In this fourth article of the series, Neesha Ridley and Kerry Taylor look into the barriers and challenges that present to all midwives, particularly in the prioritisation of care and management of workload...
January 2016: Practising Midwife
Sarah Bontrager, Patricia L Hart, Nicole Mareno
BACKGROUND: Thirteen percent of newly licensed registered nurses (NLRNs) vacate their first job after 1 year, and 37% report that they feel ready to change jobs. Turnover can lead to consistent and detrimental nursing shortages in nursing units, as well as increased costs for health care systems. METHOD: A descriptive, prospective, cross-sectional design was used to understand how preceptor role effectiveness and group cohesion affect NLRNs' satisfaction and intent to stay...
March 2016: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Mary-Ellen Hooper, Graeme Browne, Anthony Paul O'Brien
New graduate nurses have reported negative experiences in mental health settings, particularly during the transitional period of practice. Previous research has focused on addressing the undergraduate preparation of nurses for practice instead of the experiences and outcomes of the transitional period. Recently, there has been growing interest in exploring the experiences of graduate nurses in transition and the implementation of promising interventions to facilitate new graduates' assimilation to practice...
August 2016: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
R Yap Kannan, N Dattani, R D Sayers, M J Bown
BACKGROUND: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is often undetected until complications arise, despite it being a major healthcare burden and an independent risk factor for cardiovascular death and systemic atherosclerosis. Appropriate diagnostic tools are as important as clinical knowledge and skill to investigate patients for PAD. Currently, the ankle-brachial pressure index (ABPI) is the recommended diagnostic tool for PAD. PURPOSE: We explore current opinions on ABPI by general practitioners (GPs) and the limitations to its implementation in primary care practice...
June 2016: Postgraduate Medical Journal
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